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I am simply trying to gather opinions and strategies from professional real estate investors and agents who represent them. I am trying to gather information from a variety of sources for an artilce on real estate investing. Some of the questions I am trying to collect opinion on are: Do you beli...
10/26/2009
I am simply trying to gather a variety of opinions and strategies from professional real estate investors and agents who represent them. I am trying to gather information from a variety of sources for an artilce on real estate investing. Some of the questions I am trying to collect opinion on are...
10/26/2009
Homeowners and real estate agents unite!  Many neighborhoods are suffering from the gutting of vacant homes. AS agents, we have seen homes stripped of cabinets, lighting, doors, pool equipment, AC systems and more. Sometimes this is done by frustrated/mad homeowners losing their house. It is also...
07/17/2008
CNN Money had an interesting piece on how to spot a rebound in the housing market. Click here to read. Amanda Gengler, the writer, suggests we watch a number of factors to determine market viability of a region. She also reminds us that not all cities, towns and areas are being effected equally. ...
07/16/2008
We seldom write about areas outside of Central Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, but sometimes news from other areas helps all the Valley. The Cincinnati Red's have inked  out a deal to start spring training in Goodyear, AZ. joining the Cleveland Indians in Cactus League play. This is exci...
07/15/2008
Since I live in the 85028 zip code I have a personal stake is the performance of that market. As agents we know each subdivision and certainly every zip code in Maricopa county has its own sales characteristics. With that in mind, I offer a little of my insight into the 85028 zip code.  The graph...
07/10/2008
Numbers and statistics are an important part of understanding the Phoenix, Arizona real estate market. We spend a lot of time crunching the digits to gain some sense of understanding. Some of the areas we study are days on market, asking verses actual sales price, average price and more. The rela...
07/03/2008
I have a couple of pets. They teach me a lot... especially Rosie the Cat. What she believes to be true is true for her and she is incredibly reluctant to change. 5:30 PM is her night-time feeding time. Not 5:40 or 6:00... 5:30!!  I think people can be like that. During the real estate frenzies of...
07/01/2008
I like it when the media puts out good, constructive information. Luke Mullins with US News & World Report had a nice piece yesterday providing a number of tips for the person trying to sell a home in a slow market. Click here to see the article.Essentially, Mullins advises home seller to do the ...
04/17/2008
The sales numbers for November are in and we, The Urban Team, are feeling optimistic. Of course, optimism is our brand. How could we not be optimistic, we live and work in one of the most vibrant cities in America? The sales stats (residential real estate) for November are encouraging. First, un...
12/13/2007
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